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News, announcements, posts, and updates that inform ongoing creation and maintenance of accessible learning environments for every student.
Posted on October 24, 2019

Two new apps for students with low vision available in the Lending Library

The "Big Bang" app bundle is now available. Like all Lending Library products, the Big Bang bundle is available at no cost to Michigan schools.  

Posted on October 9, 2019

Michigan Assistive Technology (AT) Handbook is Now Available

In the fall of 2017, a task force of 24 Assistive Technology (AT) specialists throughout Michigan began working on the AT Handbook for Educational Professionals [PDF] which outlines and su

Posted on September 25, 2019

Communications Bill of Rights

Everyone, including individuals with complex communication needs, has the right to participate in and affect their daily routine and the environment around them through communicative interactions.

Posted on July 25, 2019

Highlights from our 2019 Implementation Team Summer Retreat

The major update on all of our professional learning opportunities is the work our partnership teams did at this year’s summer retreat held at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City on June 18-20.

Posted on July 17, 2019

'Empowered' PRC Accent Devices Coming Soon

Over the summer, we will be adding the new Empower software to PRC’s Accent devices in the lending library.

Posted on June 27, 2019

Making Math Accessible with Desmos

The mission at Desmos is to help every student learn math and love learning math.

Posted on May 31, 2019

The AT Journey continues with Stop #2

Stop 2 of the virtual AT Journey is now live!

Posted on May 8, 2019

Foundations of Math Training Currently On Hold

As Alt+Shift prepares to shift our focus from implementation at the building level to the ISD level, Alt+Shift’s state-level offerings of the Foundations of Math course will be put on hold.

Posted on April 23, 2019

Have You Considered Creating an Accessibility Statement?

As schools have worked hard to make their websites accessible, many have employed automated tools to scan the website, checking for any accessibility issues. While these tools are critical to our accessibility efforts, they, like any accessibility checker, have their limits.

Posted on April 8, 2019

Mathematics: Reaching All Learners Together Annual Conference: Call for Presenters

Date: October 28, 2019
Location: Lansing Community College West Campus
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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